Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Contest That Lasts the Year

I received a rejection from an agent today, and such a nice turn-down it was! It encouraged me greatly. Whereas no one likes to get a rejection, it's easier to take if the note is a personal one, showing that the agent or editor actually did read the sample--and liked it.

Within the next day or so, I plan to enter Novel Journey's "Out of the Slush Pile: Fifteen Minutes of Fame Contest." It runs all year, with a different genre featured each month. Learn more at Novel Journey.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010's First Writing Contest

Happy new year, writers and readers all! Do you happen to write MG or YA fiction? Do you have a completed manuscript? If so, get a great start on 2010 by entering's first contest. Read all about it on
What are your goals for the new year? It helps to document goals. Leave a comment to this post by listing you writing goals.